Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Christmas Sport on TV

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Christmas Sport on TV

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.Andrew Flintoff's golden year is reviewed on Sky Sports 1 on Christmas Day (4pm) before Sky Sports 2 serves up its first course of live cricket later that night.

.Coverage of Australia v Pakistan starts from Melbourne at 11.30pm on Christmas Day, then early Boxing Day risers can tuck in and watch Freddie live when the Second Test between England and South Africa in Durban begins at 7.30am.

.Later on Boxing Day, Birmingham will attempt to continue their revival against Middlesbrough (Sky Sports 1, 3.30pm). West Brom will be hoping for some Christmas cheer as they attempt to haul themselves out of trouble in the Premiership but they won't get any presents from Liverpool at 6pm.

.Channel 4 screens the big race of the day at Kempton when the top three-mile jump specialists meet in the King George VI Chase at 2.10pm.

Favourite Kicking King will be looking to give the Irish something to cheer about, while home hopes are led by Calling Brave and Therealbandit. Triple Gold Cup winner Best Mate is likely to run at Leopardstown on 28 December. …

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